Upcoming Outings

For over 70 years the IRRS has held hundreds of outings to locations of railway interest, both in Ireland and abroad. The nature of outings and activities have evolved with the developments of Irish railways. Examples include visits to Irish railway engineering facilities (exclusive to IRRS members) and diesel hauled excursion trains to unusual locations. Forthcoming Society outings are detailed below:

Outing to the new National Train Control Centre & Heuston Valeting Plant [2 – SOLD OUT]

Due to strong demand for our first visit, a second outing to new National Train Control Centre and Heuston Valeting Plant has been arranged for Saturday 19th August 2023 to view the new Control Centre for the Iarnród Éireann network and the new ICR “B2 cars” at the Heuston Valeting Plant.

Please note this outing is limited to 40 members only (guests not permitted) so early booking is advised! We request that members who booked on the previous outing for 17th June 2023, please refrain from booking this event to ensure access for other members. Please click below for booking form:


National Train Control Centre

“The Token Exchange” Railtour

We are delighted to announce “The Token Exchange” Railtour has been arranged for Saturday 23rd September 2023. We will be travelling over the South Tipperary & the Nenagh Branches to view the last mechanically signalled passenger railway lines in Ireland using Electric Train Staff signalling regulations.

Stops will be made at all stations on each route allowing time for photographs. The tour is scheduled to operate via the Lavistown Loop, since December 2022 only three passenger trains a week use it and the rarely used connecting line between the Nenagh Branch and the Dublin – Cork line at Ballybrophy.

We will be travelling on one of Iarnród Éireann’s 3 car Class 22000 DMU’s introduced between 2007 and 2013. The use of one of the two ZF transmission fitted sets, 22007 or 22063 has been requested, subject to availability. Please click below for booking form:

BOOKING FORM (The Token Exchange Railtour)


The Annual Dinner of the Society will take place at Wynns Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, on Monday 27th November 2023 at 18.30 for 19.00. Further information on the hotel is available at www.wynnshotel.ie. The closing date for bookings is Friday 10th November 2023. Please click below for booking form:

BOOKING FORM (Annual Dinner 2023)

Email programme@irrs.ie for queries regarding the above outings. For details and photos of previous IRRS outings, click here.